As your life grows to include more responsibilities and dependents, it becomes even more crucial to protect the most valuable asset in your life — yourself. But when you think about life insurance, it’s hard to know where to begin. There’re different types of life insurance plans, and each offers benefits catering to different financial needs.
Whole life insurance, for example, covers you for life while a portion of your premium gets invested for cash accumulation. This may seem attractive to some, but it requires a long-term financial commitment. And the premium tends to be more expensive. If you’re looking into obtaining substantial coverage for a lower cost, term life insurance might just be the option.
Since term life insurance limits their coverage to a specific period of time, you can dictate just how much money you are going to commit.
For example, if you have a young family and you want to ensure that they'll be looked after financially in the event you are no longer able to support them, you might consider a 10- or 20-year term plan. This ensures your family has a strong financial safety net for the years they are most dependent on you.
When you’re no longer the sole income earner of your family — perhaps your children are grown and self-sufficient — or you’re financially secure, term life insurance might no longer be a necessary fail-safe.
Good life insurance is not something that anyone should overlook, especially when you have dependents.
When you’re building your career and starting a family, money is always a big deal. Term life insurance tends to be more affordable and offers the coverage you need when you need it.
If you are the sole breadwinner for your family, the loss of your income could heavily impact their security and growth.
Term life insurance offers a solid and affordable way for you to protect your loved ones from financial burdens should you lose your income due to permanent disability, terminal illness, or death.
If your primary goal is to obtain a financial safety net for you and your family, term life insurance does just that. Think of it as a no-frills, straightforward option that offers just what you need — a lump sum payout in the event of permanent disability, terminal illness, and death. This means you are simply paying for what you need while having the autonomy in growing your nest egg however you want it.
As a general rule of thumb, the Life Insurance Association of Singapore (LIA) recommend purchasing 9 to 10 times* your annual income in morality coverage. The amount of life insurance coverage you apply for is a personal decision determined by your unique circumstances and your individual needs.
Term life insurance offers a flexible and affordable way for you to ensure your family’s financial security. Regardless of what life insurance you choose, make sure you meet your financial needs and those of your family.
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*2017 Protection Gap Study—Singapore by LIA
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Information is correct as at 1 February 2023.
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